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: T16 4 door rare


pda
8th May 2004, 08:01 AM
Hi boys,

as some of you already know I have just found myself a "C" reg 1985 T16 4 door.......
or as the log book says 900 Turbo 4 DOHC 16 4 DOOR SALOON

its very nice in silver with red velour interior so 1980`s 8) 8) (no rust on the bodywork)

full electrics, windows,mirrors,sunroof,power steering,cruise control etc all working

bad points saggy headlining & no working heated seats thats all..

large history file from saab main dealer & "Classic 900 Ltd" in Hull serviced every 6 months etc
its had spent on it but its completely standard not tuned at all.....
now how many 4 door flat-fronted 900 Turbo 16v`s were imported into the UK :roll: :roll: :roll:

any ideas boys Paul

Mark P
8th May 2004, 10:35 AM
You've got mail! :wink:

spence
8th May 2004, 02:27 PM
pics pics pleeease paul :cheesy:

Johann F
8th May 2004, 06:34 PM
They were part of the lineup when the T16 was first introduced but were not continued - all the ones I have seen are 84/85.

nutcase
8th May 2004, 07:20 PM
Pictures!

Just out of interest this place in Hull, is there an Address? Lived there for a couple of years and don't remember seeing a place like that.

Jezzadee
8th May 2004, 07:38 PM
http://www.classic900.com/

nutcase
8th May 2004, 08:30 PM
Ta :)

Not an area I would have had reason to visit. I was a little further north :)

pda
9th May 2004, 02:47 PM
Hi boys,

just one small picture, more to follow :cheesy: :cheesy:

hope you like it :wink: :wink:

nutcase
9th May 2004, 02:51 PM
Looks a bit squished :P

Looks pretty good there!

Deanosabby
9th May 2004, 02:54 PM
Nutcase, You got mail.

nutcase
9th May 2004, 03:25 PM
Nutcase, You got mail.

Had already read it, was doing some research :)

And back on topic :wink: what's your plan for it? Will the 8v take a back seat for a while? And are those driving lights original, like on a 99T?

pda
9th May 2004, 05:03 PM
T8 is still 8) 8) & daily driver


T16 might become a play thing :wink: :wink:

yes spot lamps are Saab ones like your 99T

nutcase
9th May 2004, 05:50 PM
Cool :)

DeLorean
9th May 2004, 06:01 PM
in the US at least, 4 door 16V-turbo cars are at least as common as 3 door models, if not more so. nice looking car!

kemosaabey
9th May 2004, 07:42 PM
Ahh, but we has the 5-doors! Until 91 or so..

I do quite like 4-doors though, a nice refined cruiser.

Oliver_u
10th May 2004, 08:12 AM
Lovely car!

IIRC 900 16V 4 door saloons were only sold in '85 and '89 in Europe. So it makes them as rare as hen's teeth. Also the four door saloon models were discontinued in the European market in 1989, with only the 3/5 door and convertible version going on to '93. Most saloon models are 8Vi's or 8V turbos.I don't think there are even a lot of 16V n/a's around. 3/5 door 16V's are far more readily available in both n/a and turbo versions than the four door ever was (in Erupe that is).

I know I'm sad. :oops: :cheesy:

yfs87
10th May 2004, 08:46 AM
in the US at least, 4 door 16V-turbo cars are at least as common as 3 door models, if not more so. nice looking car!

not round me they arent. you dont see many c900's let alone 4-doors. in fact i can never remember seeing many at all...

Matthew
10th May 2004, 10:05 AM
Dude, I am so glad you bought that car. I had seen it on the SOC classifieds for several weeks and really liked the look of it. Fantastic that it's in the SaabCentral family 8) 8)

Can't wait to see it at one of the meets! :)

pda
10th May 2004, 01:46 PM
just one or two more pics 8)

pda
10th May 2004, 01:48 PM
another one.....

pda
10th May 2004, 01:50 PM
& another..

pda
10th May 2004, 01:55 PM
one more.

pda
10th May 2004, 02:00 PM
more..

pda
10th May 2004, 02:02 PM
more..

pda
10th May 2004, 02:04 PM
I will post more when I re-size them

Paul

Dave B
10th May 2004, 05:10 PM
That looks like a really nice clean car you've got there Paul, particularly like the colour scheme, suits the car well. Look forward to seeing it soon.

Glad you have a car with the right number of valves now :wink: :cheesy:

Dave

ps you can place up to 3 photos on the same post by clicking the 'Add attachment' button once you have 'browsed' your first attachment. Wait a second or two and a new empty Filename box and Browse button will appear.

pda
11th May 2004, 12:40 AM
The colour code is 172H, any idea what that is called boys :roll: :roll:

Paul

NSE
11th May 2004, 02:18 AM
Very nice find. Looks vaguely familiar. :wink:

Never seen a T16 sedan in my neck of the woods. Only a few T8's and lots of NA's.

nutcase
11th May 2004, 04:26 AM
The colour code is 172H, any idea what that is called boys :roll: :roll:

Paul

Silver :)

pda
11th May 2004, 01:53 PM
I know its SILVER but whats it called...
:( :( :(
ie Cirrus white, Admiral blue,Cameo beige etc etc

Paul

ragtopcav
11th May 2004, 01:56 PM
The colour code is 172H, any idea what that is called boys :roll: :roll:

Paul

Silver :)There's always one :roll: .

I spotted a 4 door saloon on the way home last night in Coventry, it had the turbo badge on the bonnet side, a grey colour [delightful] it was parked outside the Gala bingo hall, probably ran by a wrinkley out for there weekly game :lol: .

nutcase
11th May 2004, 02:06 PM
Sheesh, the colour name is silver!

zingZACH
11th May 2004, 03:16 PM
in the US at least, 4 door 16V-turbo cars are at least as common as 3 door models, if not more so. nice looking car!

not round me they arent. you dont see many c900's let alone 4-doors. in fact i can never remember seeing many at all...

we have a ton over here.... far from rare in the USA lol... I can see bout 5 alone in the classifieds listings here :lol:

kemosaabey
12th May 2004, 03:16 PM
Here's another one, a very early '84 model - a bit rough mind... Can't say I've seen many A reg 4-door 16's!

Still see a fair few 16v N/A's both 2 and 4-door and plenty of turbo 2-doors.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=10416&item=2478246720&rd=1

spence
14th May 2004, 04:59 AM
nice looking car paul it is just silver same as mine :cheesy:mine also had the red seats and dash what is where the sun roof swicth is in front of gear stick as the s/f is on dash to the left of the heater controls and why is your stereo down on the bottom :roll: my first one was there :cheesy: but this one is up top :evil: great car though






spence walks off to sulck about stereo bieng in wrong place :roll: :oops:

pda
14th May 2004, 02:19 PM
yes roof switch is on dash just left of the cigar lighter
(toggle switch)
cubby hole in dash above heater controls, radio sits in front of gearstick....


& just boring silver :( :( no fancy name :wink:

Paul

spence
14th May 2004, 06:24 PM
so is there a space where the sun roof switch should be

nutcase
14th May 2004, 09:55 PM
& just boring silver :( :( no fancy name :wink:


See! Told you! Ye of little faith :cheesy:

pda
15th May 2004, 12:06 AM
yes there is a blank in front off the gear stick where the later c900 have there roof switches (like my T8 1987MY)
also small grey switch for interior lights not black switch marked 0 1 2

Paul

spence
15th May 2004, 06:15 AM
I know its SILVER but whats it called...
:( :( :(
ie Cirrus white, Admiral blue,Cameo beige etc etc

Paul
sterling silver :lol: :lol: :lol:

kemosaabey
15th May 2004, 08:52 AM
yes there is a blank in front off the gear stick where the later c900 have there roof switches (like my T8 1987MY)
also small grey switch for interior lights not black switch marked 0 1 2

Paul

The early cars up to '83 had their leccy window switches either side of the cig lighter. They had the 99 style centre console, so no room there...

pda
15th May 2004, 11:18 AM
roof switch, is the only toggle switch all other switch gear are the same as post-face lift model, centre console is 900 not 99 item...extra switch is for spot lamps

pda
26th May 2004, 03:49 PM
Finally started work on the T16 today, drove it home yesterday...
its a bit slower than the T8 :cheesy: :cheesy:
all I & number 2 son have done so far is hoover the inside & give the outside a good wash........
now it looks 100% better,spent a bit of time unblocking the weep holes on the boot spoiler..
so now its not a birdbath :wink:

Paul

p.s. the wife likes it :roll: :roll:

Jezzadee
26th May 2004, 04:37 PM
Good stuff, looking forward to seeing it. Could you rig up an MBC to the 'extra' button, for that little extra something when overtaking?

:D

Orca
26th May 2004, 05:59 PM
p.s. the wife likes it :roll: :roll:
:cheesy: ... no, I shouldn't :nono; :evil:

One thing I didn't ask - is it the 160 BHP or the 175 BHP?

pda
27th May 2004, 01:11 AM
Its the 175BHP model, APC under the back seat..........

Paul

pda
3rd June 2004, 08:33 AM
Hi all ,
had the wheels off today to pressure wash the arches & look at brake disc/pads, springs/shocks etc

first thing I noticed is the wheels are not made by Ronal
they are made by FUNDO K3
The part numbers are different as well the Ronal wheels on my 1987 T8 look the same "Turbo sunburst"
these part numbers are 9100587
But the Fundo K3 wheels have a part number of 8987521
both wheels have a ET of 40

strange or what are the Fundo K3 the old name for Ronal II

any ideas Paul

rage
3rd June 2004, 09:26 AM
As I haven`t been about, its my first chance to say nice motor :D

Glad you`ve finally seen the light and gone for the optional extra 8 valves :cheesy:

pda
3rd June 2004, 02:09 PM
Hi all ,
first thing I noticed is the wheels are not made by Ronal
they are made by FUNDO K3
The part numbers are different as well the Ronal wheels on my 1987 T8 look the same "Turbo sunburst"
these part numbers are 9100587
But the Fundo K3 wheels have a part number of 8987521
both wheels have a ET of 40

strange or what are the Fundo K3 the old name for Ronal II

Orca
3rd June 2004, 03:37 PM
That's a nice looking rear-end :wink:

I thought you had the Incas on the T8 now :! Whatcha going to do with the old sunburst/teardrop alloys :-??

pda
3rd June 2004, 04:34 PM
Hi Orca,

Yes the Incas are now on 8) 8) car looks a lot better...

about my old sunburst/teardrop why do you want then....
yes its a nice tight rearend as well :wink: :cheesy: :wink:

Paul

Orca
3rd June 2004, 05:13 PM
about my old sunburst/teardrop why do you want then....

mmmmmmmiiiiight do :wink: I still have "a certain thing" for those wheels, which were on my first 900. I'm trying to imaging them in power-coated white :wink: 8)

pda
4th June 2004, 04:15 AM
cool Cirrus White powder-coated alloys 8) 8)

Paul

pda
4th June 2004, 01:10 PM
cleaned all the intercooler pipes,throttle body,AAV,AMM & inside of airbox..
checked all vacuum pipes for spilts/tears etc all seem fine/tight..
adjusted the throttle damper 3/4 of a turn so now it does what it should do.....
cleaned the rotor arm ,Dizzy cap as they were old dirty
(but will replace with new items soon :wink: )
put every thing back together started car all runs fine now..
had a little problem with the car stalling on idle...
idle is now solid at 850/900rpm...
I think it is right :-? :-?

only other problem is petrol gauge needle moves 3mm or so up/down when car is idling (not being driven)
is this common on T16`s or is it a dodgy connection/bad earth on the sender unit in the petrol tank......

Paul